Stadion Evžena Rošického

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Stadion Evžena Rošického
Stadion Evzena Rosickeho, north stand.jpg
Stadion Evžena Rošického, north stand
Location Prague
Coordinates 50°4′49.54″N 14°23′1.32″E / 50.0804278°N 14.3837000°E / 50.0804278; 14.3837000Coordinates: 50°4′49.54″N 14°23′1.32″E / 50.0804278°N 14.3837000°E / 50.0804278; 14.3837000
Capacity 19,032
Opened 1935
Tenants
SK Slavia Prague (2000–2008)
SK Sparta Krč (2007–2008)
AC Sparta Prague B (2008–2010)
Bohemians Prague (2009–2010)

Stadion Evžena Rošického, also known simply as Strahov, is a multi-purpose stadium in Strahov, Prague in the Czech Republic. It hosted the 1978 European Athletics Championships and for many years this was the venue for main annual international athletic meet of Prague (Evžen Rošický Memorial and later Josef Odložil Memorial) until Stadion Juliska took the role in 2002. Nowadays the stadium is used only for minor domestic athletic competitions and mostly for football matches, although no team plays at the stadium regularly. It served as the home ground for SK Slavia Prague from August 2000 until May 2008 when their new stadium, the Synot Tip Arena, was opened.[1] It is also occasionally used by other Czech teams, and is the usual venue for the Czech Cup final.

The stadium holds 19,032 spectators. Stadion Evžena Rošického is adjacent to the considerably larger Strahov Stadium, the second biggest in the world.[2]

It is named after Czech athlete and anti-Nazi resistant Evžen Rošický, executed by Nazis in 1942.

Club football[edit]

Sparta Prague played here at the end of the 2000–01 season due to the installation of under-soil heating at their stadium.[1] Viktoria Žižkov played European matches here in the 2001–02 UEFA Cup and 2002–03 UEFA Cup.[1] Sparta Krč played its home matches here in the 2007–08 Czech 2. Liga.[1] Sparta's reserves played here for two seasons, in the 2008–09 Czech 2. Liga and 2009–10 Czech 2. Liga.[1]

Outside of stadium from Diskařská street

In the 2009–10 season, Bohemians Prague used Stadion Evžena Rošického as its home stadium.[1] Additionally, SK Kladno and Bohemians 1905[3] both played one home match here in March 2010 due to under-soil heating concerns at their own stadia, after the winter break.[1]

In October 2011, Dukla Prague played a match here while work was done on their under-soil heating and seating installation in the 2011–12 Gambrinus liga.[1] By doing so, Dukla became the ninth team to play a home match at Strahov in ten years.[1]

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